This session will describe a national study examining the availability of wraparound supports in CTE, which supports are most needed by low-income women, and promising practices for the delivery of supports in CTE contexts. It will feature case studies of two community colleges that demonstrate the role comprehensive supports can play in closing achievement gaps among low-income women pursuing nontraditional CTE. The session will highlight key elements of success and lessons learned.


Cynthia Hess, PhD
Study Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Carissa Schutzman
Vice President of Gateway Corporate College, Gateway Community and Technical College

Allison E. Armusewicz
Director of Student Development, Niagara County Community College